Board of Directors

The Illinois Pork Producers Association is represented by a Board of Directors from 12 regional districts and 6 at-large positions along with National Pork Board, National Pork Producers Council and other industry representatives. 

Carrie Pollard

District 1

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Carrie is from Winnebago and is serving her second year back on the IPPA board after serving...

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Mike Woltmann

District 2

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Mike is a five year IPPA board member. He serves on the Marketing and Industry Services...

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Mark DeDecker

District 3

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Mark is a ten year IPPA board member from Henry County. During that time he has served on the...

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Pam Janssen, VP/Treasurer

District 4

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Pam has been on the IPPA board for eigh years. In that time, she has served on multiple...

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Mike Haag, President-Elect

District 5

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Mike is from Livingston County and has been on the IPPA board for 13 years. While on the board...

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Darren Sims

District 6

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Darren is a first year member of the IPPA board, but has been involved with the Western Illinois...

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Dave Conrady

District 7

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Dave is from Logan County and has been on the IPPA board for 13 years. He has served as the...

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Jason Propst, President

District 8

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Jason is from Cumberland County and is a production manager for TLS Farmer Network, LLC....

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Dereke Dunkirk

District 9

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Dereke has served on the IPPA board since 2008 and is from Christian County. During that time he...

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Paul Ayers

District 10

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Paul and his wife, Erin, have a newborn son, and are from Clinton County. Paul is serving his...

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Alan Kollmann

District 11

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Alan is serving his eighth year on the IPPA board. During that time he has served on a variety...

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Lance Martin

District 12

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Lance is from Saline County and has been on the IPPA board for five years. During that time he...

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Bob Frase, Current Past Pres.

At-Large

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Bob is the current past president and has been serving on the board since 2010. During that...

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Chad Leman

At-Large

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Chad is a third generation farmer from Woodford County. He has 2,400 head sow farm that markets...

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Keith Richardson

At-Large

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Keith is from Mercer County and this is his second year on the IPPA board. He is currently...

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Dale Weitekamp, Secretary

At-Large

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Dale has been on the IPPA board for three years and has served on the State Fair, Production...

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Chris West

At-Large

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Chris is from Menard County and is the president of Frank & West Environmental Engineers. He...

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Curt Zehr

At-Large

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Curt has been on the IPPA board for eight years, serving in all of the officer positions, and...

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Alan Hays

Allied Industry Rep.

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Alan is a project manager for Automated Production and is also a second generation farmer where...

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Bob Miller

IL Purebred Rep.

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Bob has served three years as the Illinois Purebred Representative on the IPPA board. During...

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Gary Asay

NPB Rep.

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Gary is a third generation farmer from Henry County. He has 300 crop acres in addition to his...

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Phil Borgic

NPPC Rep.

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Phil is from Montgomery County and is a member of the Mid-Illinois Pork Association. He is...

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Ken Maschhoff

NPPC Rep.

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Ken is the fifth generation to be involved in the family business in Carlyle. He is currently...

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David Meiss

IFB Liaison

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David currently holds the position of Illinois Farm Bureau Liaison for the IPPA board and has...

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